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CpVb006
Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 4:13:27 AM

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Outside of this board. And this post. You know-

Fittingly enough, I'm currently in my second reread of The Raw Shark Texts. If I remember correctly, somewhere in the whereabouts of Part Three.

How about everybody else?
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 4:15:34 PM
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Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
CpVb006
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2007 10:27:25 PM

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I picked up I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter today.

I'm only one chapter in, but I'm enjoying it immensely so far.
heartbreak
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2007 10:29:53 PM
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CpVb006 wrote:
I picked up I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter today.

I'm only one chapter in, but I'm enjoying it immensely so far.


I've read about a third of his Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid. Its quite interesting.
TheRealClioAames
Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 5:20:36 AM
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CpVb006 wrote:
I picked up I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter today.

I'm only one chapter in, but I'm enjoying it immensely so far.


...Definitely hunting this one down tomorrow morning.

Crucify me, if you will.. but I've just finished Chuck Palahniuk's 'Choke' for the dozenth time.
marsjams13
Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 4:27:17 PM
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TheRealClioAames wrote:
CpVb006 wrote:
I picked up I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter today.

I'm only one chapter in, but I'm enjoying it immensely so far.


Crucify me, if you will..


Why are you jesus or something?

:wink:
benedict
Posted: Monday, September 3, 2007 5:26:26 PM
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just about to start hospital by toby litt. anyone read it yet?
Unspaceexplorer
Posted: Tuesday, September 4, 2007 5:41:25 PM
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Im halfway through I Lucifer by Glen Ducan. a very funny read
cgsheldon
Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2007 11:20:22 AM
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I'm currently alternating between G.W. Dahlquist's The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters (the hard cover version, not the serial form) and Anonymous' The Book With No Name.
Unspaceexplorer
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2007 11:33:55 AM
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Im Currently reading "Dance , Dance,Dance" By Haruki Murakami. A really good book.
heartbreak
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2007 2:32:38 PM
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CpVb006 wrote:
I picked up I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter today.

I'm only one chapter in, but I'm enjoying it immensely so far.


I saw it at the school library, so I'll probably check it out after I do a little light reading.

Started reading Small Gods by Terry Pratchett last night.
marsjams13
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2007 6:41:39 PM
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Re-reading TRST, also working on In Persuasion Nation by George Saunders, which is quite funny. Next up, Monica Drake's Clown Girl or Kristopher Young's Click.
serialdeviant
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2007 4:05:41 PM
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Hello, I'm new here. I'm currently reading Toxic Sludge is Good for You.
marsjams13
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2007 6:47:04 PM
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serialdeviant wrote:
Hello, I'm new here. I'm currently reading Toxic Sludge is Good for You.

Amazing stuff. i was introuduced to that book in a comm. studies course in university. Very eye-opening. One of the books i kept around after school.
gesuhs12
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:29:04 AM
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rereading TRST...again. this'll be my 4th time...
cgsheldon
Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 6:36:23 PM
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The Chopin Manuscript is an audio book only from Audible.com; 15 writers each contributed a chapter and its narrated by Alfred Molina. You can listen to the first chapter free here.

More background here and here
Myy
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007 4:22:30 PM
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Right now I'm reading Mitchell's book Gone with the Wind and I'm losing my nerves with Scarlett. I know, the book itself is good and I actually like it but Scarlett is a goose. The other book I'm reading is Gaiman's Fragile Things and it seems to be really interesting. I have read all Gaiman's books that have been translated to finnish but now there is none finnish-speaking left so I need to read it in english, not actually a bad situation...
Something I'd like to recommend are Tove Jansson's Moomin-books. Really fascinating and really philosophical. :)
Sophieness
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2008 1:14:07 AM
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Re-reading House of Leaves.

I'm a glutton for philosophical/psychological punishment ^_^
MiaVRO
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2008 8:35:42 PM

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Just finished Fight Club. Dunno why i hadn't picked that one up earlier! Every time i read it before bed, i could never fall sleep at night. I think its the whole, insomnia, not sleeping bit that did it. And I'm JUST starting The Stand by Stephen King. I've never even touched a King novel before, and haven't payed attention to any movies, so I don't know much about this, or any other of his books. Good, Bad? Long, is what it is! I sort of HAVE to finish this one because I'm borrowing it from my World History teacher. Hope it goes well.
heartbreak
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2008 10:21:00 PM
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I've been reading an assortment of books, sort of hopping around between them.

A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines by Janna Levin. Sort of a dual biography about Kurt Gödel, mathematician famous for his incompleteness theorems, and Alan Turing, the mathematician responsible for cracking Germany's enigma code.

Gödel's Proof by Ernest Nagel and James R. Newman. An explanation of Gödel's theorems.

Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd by Nick Mason

Le Ton beau de Marot: In Praise of the Music of Language by Douglas R Hofstadter. An exploratory into language and translation.

and I've been listening to The Raw Shark Texts audio book on my way to and from school. Finally got a copy of it after ordering it in November.
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